A collection of reviews of films from off the beaten path; a travel guide for those who love the cinematic world and want more than the mainstream releases.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Scenes from the Anthropocene (2017) Queens World Film Festival 2018
Experimental in the extreme this is a film whose visuals are either going to delight you or make you sick. The twisting turning 3D like images over whelmed me and gave me a headache. (See the image above? Imagine that spinning and turning and drifting across the screen for 15 minutes)
At the same time the message expressed by Ward that global warming is spiraling us toward a mass extinction is frightening, especially since he clearly explains why the extinctions happened in the past. I was moved my his words while being pummeled by the films images.
I'm truly uncertain what I think about the film or if I recommend it to anyone other than those ho want a real head trip. (Woe to any film that follows it)
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